Artist turns ordinary rooms into works of art

Artist turns ordinary rooms into works of art

With a background in painting, interior designer Cecilie Starin transforms ordinary rooms and homes into something beautiful. She views rooms as blank canvases, and is always eager to fill the space with artwork and furniture. To accomplish this goal, she interweaves various time periods and cultures into her design.

"I'm interested in a global approach," Starin tells SFgate.com. "I wouldn't do a room where the furniture, artwork and fabric designs are all from the same era." Aside from her own design influences, Starin also shared other trends with the news source.

  • Art: Starin says that you don't have to spend a ton of money for decorative art. Creating a salon wall with art, mirrors and other decorations can enhance a one-of-a-kind space.
  • Color: As far as colors go, she believes that gray tones have been popular for a while because of the troubled economy. But, Starin urges homeowners to find their own hue."You'll always have the geniuses and risk-takers to toss all that aside and do what they want," Starin tells the source.
  • Contrast: Starin believes in the importance of contrasting elements, which she says helps keep your eyes moving throughout the room instead of focusing on one object. Balancing colors, textures, and patterns is crucial when creating an inviting space. She tells the news source that smaller statement pieces have been on the rise. 

Whether you want to follow the trends or think outside the box, Metropolitan Window Fashions can help bring your aesthetic vision to life. Come into our showroom today to browse our selection of custom curtains and draperies.